September 6, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 7

Stories from the September 6, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students enjoy water cruise

Every year GW freshmen travel the well-worn path around the National Mall to see D.C.’s famed monuments, but some freshmen got a different view of the sites Saturday as they cruised along the Potomac River. Thirty tourists, city dwellers and GW students glimpsed the District’s landmark attractions by boat, catching riverside views of the Kennedy […]

University ups inspections of rooms

GW is redoubling its enforcement of fire safety policies this semester, after a blaze on the ninth floor of Thurston Hall last spring left a student in critical condition and caused several thousand dollars of damage. Students returning to campus this semester were notified that the University’s Office of Risk Management will be conducting periodic […]

Ex-student and chaplain tied to 9/11 hijackers in report

A Muslim cleric identified by the 9/11 Commission as an assistant to the Sept. 11 hijackers was enrolled as a GW graduate student for two semesters and served as a chaplain for a student group before fleeing the country shortly after the attacks. Anwar Nasser Al-Aulaqi was enrolled in GW’s Graduate School of Education and […]

University may make waves with Semester at Sea program

Call it the Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-Ocean Campus. GW is among a handful of universities vying to affiliate with the Semester at Sea program, after the University of Pittsburgh announced it will cut its ties with the program next spring. University administrators said they are researching the study abroad program to see how it would fit into the […]

Students face well-intentioned hurdles to Internet access

The University’s new computer requirements for connecting to the Internet have left some students confused and annoyed, as they are busy constantly updating their systems. Starting this semester, students using an Internet connection in a residence hall are required to have Windows automatic updates turned on, Symantec antivirus software installed and Cisco Clean Access downloaded […]